Any time that Gordon Elliott sends runners to Scotland, punters sit up and take notice. Almost since taking out his license, Elliott has placed his horses to great effect, plundering Scotland regularly. His runners top and tail the card at Ayr on Sunday with Fairyhouse and Southwell also in action. We have horse racing tips for all three cards on site.
Motown Maggie looks the type who will do better for handicapping but she has conditions to suit here. Beaten only a length over a touch shorter at Clonmel in October, that is the only time that she has been faced with heavy ground so far in her career.
Runner-up on a previous trip to Scotland at Kelso, she was trying to give seven pounds to the winner there. That victor was only beaten seven lengths in a Class 2 handicap from 117 subsequently so it looks a solid piece of form at this sort of level. A half-sister to Toviere who stays three and a quarter miles, the more of a stamina test this becomes, the more she’ll enjoy it.
Burn The Evidence is one of just two with experience in this small field bumper that closes out the Ayr card. She didn’t show much on her debut in March which came on soft ground but she was sent off favourite for that contest and was not seen again until the autumn so that might be best ignored.
Her two winning half-siblings have both scored on soft ground, her dam is a half-sister to soft and heavy ground winners and her sire won on heavy. As such, with her experience to help, she is worth giving another chance to on a deep surface to prove that debut run all wrong.
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